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Business Manager for FX

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About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Credit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2021). Nearly 8,600 employees across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world. Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital markets activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade. The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Corporate & Investment Banking

Job title

Business Manager for FX

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary

1.      Assist the FX Global Head, the senior FX Business Manager and the Fixed Income Trading COO in day-to-day queries from various Businesses and Functions

2.      Act by delegation of the Fixed Income Trading COO to maintain proper FX Governance, to lead commercial initiatives and to complete transversal projects
a)     Help manage and conduct ongoing projects such as the implementation of Forex initiatives under the GMD strategic roadmap.
b)     Act as backup of the senior FX Business Manager and the Fixed Income Trading COO in attendance of Governance meetings and committees, if needed.
c)      Spearhead NAP & NAC processes for any strategic and tactical initiatives of FX PL, mobilize constructive review of the files and ensure their successful passage; elevate any unresolved issues.

3.      Perform daily FX P&L production and related commercial analyses for the Forex Management
a)     Collect P&L data for the day, challenge the data sources and chase inconsistencies, and produce the official Front Office Global P&L on Forex.
b)     Perform ad hoc analysis on results, commercial margins, etc. through Business Objects and existing reports.

4.      Respond to enquiries of GMD Permanent Control, RPC Permanent Control and Audit
a)     Conduct investigations on trades with negative mark-ups in collaboration with GMD Permanent Control team.
b)     Ensure the smooth functioning of Internal and External Audits and when needed conduct investigations and checks following up on Audit open recommendations.
c)      Help conduct the BaU monitoring of Forex under the FX Remediation target setup.
d)     Coordination of DR and Business continuity planning as well as regulatory filings related to FX PL.

5.      Help in reviewing, updating, maintaining and implementing Policies and Procedures of Global FX
a)     Ensure the FX rules and procedures are in line with recommendations of the FCA Remediation Programme, and new FX markets best practices, by regular updating of the FX policies suite.
b)     Challenge the existing practices and help the Fixed Income Trading COO apply remediation actions to comply with the intent of GMD Policies & Procedures, and in particular for FX on FX procedures.
c)      Help circulate the new regulatory culture in Foreign Exchange to FX staff.
d)     Ensure all FX Personnel in Trading, but also Structuring and Sales, Quants, and any other FX related teams, are properly recorded in the Policy Manager and have acknowledged via electronic sign-off the relevant policies on their perimeter.
e)     Conduct on yearly basis training of newcomers on the procedures for London-based staff, and if needed in other European centers. Ensure FX policies champions in Asia and the Americas conduct such training on a yearly basis.
f)       Review functional and flow charts of FX PL relationships with Sales and Support Functions.

Position location

Geographical area

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

Any appropriate regulatory licences to manage FX business

Degree level educated

Ongoing professional education courses


Required skills

Solid experience in audit, inspection, organisation, consulting or Forex

Ability to work across the organisation, building solid working relationships in a solutions driven manner

Experience of implementing practices in FX



Integrity, synthesis, autonomy

Ability to work calmly under pressure and demonstrate resilience in the face of ambiguity and deadlines

Experience of conflict resolution and the capacity to overcome obstacles and differences of opinion

Organisational skills – working with precision and diligence

Strong capacity to write / formalize

Strong communication skills: written and oral


Desirable competencies:

Leadership skills: ability to motivate and encourage the best from your team



Technical skills required

Extended knowledge of Microsoft Office, Business Objects, VBA

Knowledge of technical aspects of Forex markets

Knowledge of capital markets activities (business model, market/counterparty risks)



Knowledge of CA-CIB organisation i.e.: decision-taking process, IT, back office, accounting, financial control, finance, control, risk

Knowledge of best practices of Forex  area and products